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Direct Beach Front Bungalow~ No Stairs, Pet Friendly, walk-in shower"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 31 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 1/2 (Jack and Jill bathroom), right on the beach

This little fighter had NO DAMAGE from Irma aside from repairing fences. 100 x 200' beachfront paradise. One level, no stairs, right on the beach! Enjoy the privacy of your own clean, casual, charming, sandy beachfront bungalow and the excitement of resort style living with the amenities for watersports and dining within walking distance. Sunsets, shelling and swimming are all yours while living on Little Hickory Island also known as Bonita Beach. New to rental property January 1/14.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Donna

Welcome to many Happy Ours! View from Hickory Blvd New vacation rental property, refurbished beach bungalow. Paradise!

Donna purchased this house in 2009

Why Donna chose Bonita Springs

Awesome location and beautiful lot.

What makes this house unique

Private paradise, yet amongst it all.


Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Upon leaving;All debris,rubbish and discards placed in garage soiled dishes placed in dishwasher and cleaned. All pet droppings are to be picked up
  • 2. Please so not set Thermostat below 72F. Upon leaving all linens including stripped beds to be placed in laundry room.
  • 3.Please do not rearrange any furniture or move the beds. Please do not sit on any furniture or beds with tanning lotions, oils or sun block.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill style
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill style
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • The 2 bathrooms share a double headed large shower. It is a Jack and Jill configuration.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , lots of storage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gulf front view,tv and walk out to the beach
    Florida room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
100 feet of beachfront, mature Florida landscape hugs the property, giving you a lovely tropical paradise. Rest and/or people watch from your hammock, all within a minutes walk to Doc's Beach House. Doc's is a quaint beach bar serving breakfast thru dinner with water sport services available. Happy Ours is an excellent snow bird retreat!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Direct Beach Front Bungalow~ No Stairs, Pet Friendly, walk-in shower
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Exceptional rental home. Unforgettable experience. Will definitely come back.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for the house on the beach because my mother-in-law could not walk far due to her disease. This was a perfect fit. We could not ask for the better arrangement. We arrived to Tampa and rented a car. On the way to Bonita Beach I told my husband that it would be wonderful to find a bottle of a cold wine in the fridge upon our arrival. Much to our surprise there was a bottle of wine, fruit plate, chips and salsa waiting for us:) We enjoyed our time at the house. It was beautifully decorated and had anything we needed. The outside accommodations were beautiful and the trees on the beach were out absolutely incredible.... the dolphins, the turtles and the birds......we will definitely came back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debby, you get it! Living in the present is the gift of Happy Ours :). I hope you soon return! Sincerely, Donna
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Perfect for our requirements

  • 4 of 5

Somebody wrote in the book at the property "Shabby Chic". That pretty much describes it.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a wonderful stay. In trying to keep with the beach Bungalow theme "Shabby Chic" works. Please know Happy Ours will be having new tiled, wood plank flooring , exterior paint and new dishwasher to be completed 7/01/18. New plumbing fixtures were added summer 2017. She's a special piece of paradise as we knew it! Sincerely, Donna
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Beautifully situated on great location that was quiet and serene.

  • 5 of 5

Step into your own private property on the beach. Just steps away from opal colored morning glazed water that transforms before your eyes in the afternoon to emerald green. Watch brown pelicans and cranes sunbathe in the trees above, while floating or paddle boarding in the calm Gulf waters of your backyard. Inside, every convenience of home is addressed by the amenities. The Jack n Jill shower adds a unique touch with dual shower heads. Appreciate the security of auto shutters on virtually all entry points. Too many good things to say. The owners were wonderful and responsive to all needs. Renters can't go wrong with this gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You totally got it! I enjoy your written words here capturing the feeling into words. I'm thrilled you slowed and embraced the cottage styled living. May you one day again return! Sincerely, Donna
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Kim D.

  • 5 of 5

So very hard to leave this treasure. Donna was great. Responsive and so sweet. Welcome basket with treats and beverages in the refrigerator upon arrival. Thanks again Donna. The place was a little piece of heaven. Very cozy, clean and comfortable. Loved the property and miss the nightly ritual of watching the sunset before we did anything else for the evening. Great place to work for the month, and play, versus working in the cold here in Michigan. Looking forward to the next time! Thank you for everthing and sharing this gem. Kim D.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you had a wonderful time and enjoyed this lil' slice of Paradise! I hope to see you one day return :). Sincerely, Donna
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Happy "Ours" for a while ...

  • 5 of 5

This place really was awesome. (word overused but it fits here) Direct beachfront with a wonderful view and full beach back yard, yet still private. The cottage/house was everything you need. Clean and bright, well equiped with all the amenities. Donna was so friendly and easy to deal with. She replied to any requests and questions, almost immediately. We arrived to a lovely greeting basket. My husband never missed a pool, our weather was great and we were able to swim in the ocean. When we arrived, I wondered if the restaurant next door would be noisy or intrusive, it was not. We really heard no noise from it. Easy walk to a number of local restaurants. We had a wonderful time here and we hope to return with some of our family. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clever title Beth! I'm so "Happy" you and your husband had an amazing time. It really is a special place and you actively enjoyed it all. I hope you and yours do one day return :). Sincerely, Donna
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Perfect beach rental

  • 5 of 5

So many positives about this beach rental. To begin with, Donna is so good to book with. For many years, we have rented vacation properties and I have not worked with anyone easier to work with. Welcome treats, including for our little dog, were just so thoughtful!

Relative to the house: Appreciate the large screen television. Can never figure why some owners expect renters to watch small televisions. The house is small, but has a good amount of storage and we did not feel cramped. We didn't cook the week we were at the house, but the kitchen is well stocked if you prefer to eat in. The lanai is perfection - air-conditioned with a direct view of the ocean. We enjoyed the birds tremendously and a dolphin swam back and forth in front of the property one morning. The outdoor shower is nice and actually has warm water - many beach rentals only provide cold water for outdoor showers. The house is clean, which is very important to us.

Outdoor space: This has the best outdoor space of any beach rental we have stayed at. The back has large trees providing filtered sunlight. The hammock is perfect for napping, the chaise lounges perfect for reading, and the Adirondack chairs perfect for gazing at the ocean. This property has plenty of space to walk your dog. Private.

Our favorite restaurants in Bonita Springs: DeRomo's (Italian) and Smokin R's (barbeque food truck). Also, Doc's next door to Happy Ours does a decent burger. Although the restaurant Skillets has mostly good reviews, we thought our one breakfast there was very bad.

If you are not familiar with the grocery store, The Fresh Market, it has some nice options for breads, prepared foods, pastries, etc. All are prepared in-store. We pop in there at home often enough when we do not want to go to a restaurant and do not want to cook.

The only thing I'm not crazy about is the public beach next door that rents jet skis. When there are multiple rentals of these noisy, obnoxious things, we feel it detracts from enjoying the ocean. We swam in the ocean every day for long periods. The water is calm here and warm. The beach is covered with shells so some type of swim sock or sandal is recommended. I came prepared. My poor husband didn't and his feet paid the price for not listening to his spouse.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description of your Happy Ours experience. It is a "special" place. May you soon return! Sincerely, Donna
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 75
Car: necessary

Downtown Naples 5th and 3rd streets are about 40 minutes away by car directly south down hwy41. Sanibel and Captiva to the north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

Lots of storage, to be newly painted inside and out December 2013. Granite counter tops in kitchen. Tiled floors, no carpet. 2 car garage. No stairs

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.